The story of life on Earth through the planet's major mass extinctions. Book four, Lisowicia, focuses on a massive nine-tonne, elephant-sized animal. TV scientist Professor Ben Garrod presents a unique exploration of major mass extinctions and how they affected the most iconic animals ever to walk swim, waddle or stalk our planet, in a collectable, full-colour eight-book series, illustrated by foremost paleo-artist Gabriel Ugueto.
201 million years ago, and unlike previous events, the End Triassic mass extinction left lots of clues as to what caused it. Among the victims was Lisowicia, a massive nine-tonne, elephant-sized animal which, in many ways, was a cross between a reptile and a mammal, but not quite either!
With an additonal 'Ask the Expert' section, stunning full-colour art on every page, glossary and pronunciation guide, each book will reveal a different extinction story, from mass extinctions caused by asteroids or mega volcanoes, to over-hunting by humans and habitat destruction.
'Garrod writes flawlessly with his own unique blend of well-honed skill as a scientist as well as the contagious curiosity and endless exploratory mindset usually reserved for children' BBC Wildlife Magazine.
'Brilliantly dynamic, fascinating and original books on a topic you might think you and your kids know everything about but Dr Ben Garrod proves otherwise' Vicki Psarias, HonestMum.
'TV scientist and biologist Garrod shiens a fresh, contemporary light on this ever-popular topic' The Bookseller.
'Ben Garrod's knowledge and enthusiasm for dinosaurs is both impressive and infectious' Books for Keeps.